from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A compound, such as a fluorocarbon, that consists of carbon and one or more halogens.
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- n. any compound formally derived from a hydrocarbon by replacing at least one hydrogen atom with a halogen, but especially by replacing all hydrogen atoms with halogen(s)
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- n. one of various compounds of carbon and any of the halogens
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The Rowland research group is now investigating the hydrocarbon and halocarbon composition of the atmosphere, both from aircraft in remote locations and on the surface in heavily polluted cities.
A number of two-dimensional models using specified scenarios of atmospheric halocarbon concentrations were used to estimate future ozone levels for the most recent Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion .
The model results shown are for the greenhouse gas scenario MA2 and baseline halocarbon scenario AB .
The first steps required in the terraforming of Mars, warming the planet and thickening its atmosphere, can be accomplished with surprisingly modest means using in-situ production of halocarbon gases supplemented by helpful bacteria.
However, if we choose our halocarbon greenhouse gases carefully and employ varieties lacking in chlorine, we can actually build up an ultraviolet-shielding ozone layer in the Martian atmosphere.
Don't worry, Bill, those gloves are made from halocarbon.
For example, why lump black soot, methane, halocarbon, and carbon dioxide emissions control together into the same policy framework?
But the Rowland-Molina hypothesis was strongly disputed by representatives of the aerosol and halocarbon industries.
In Table 9.2 we show the amount of halocarbon gases needed in Mars’ atmosphere to create a given temperature rise, and the power that would be needed on the Martian surface to produce the required CFCs over a period of twenty years.